ARC Review: Sin & Suffer by Pepper Winter (Pure Corruption #2)


Sin & Suffer (Pure Corruption MC#2)
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: January 26th, 2016
Published By: Forever
ISBN: 1455589381


“Some say the past is in the past. That vengeance will hurt both innocent and guilty. I never believed those lies. Once my lust for revenge is sated, I’ll say goodbye to hatred. I’ll find a new beginning.”


She came from a past Arthur “Kill” Killian never forgot. She made him sin and made him suffer. She tugged him from the shadows and showed him he wasn’t as dead as he thought. And with her resurrection came betrayal, deceit, and war.

But then they took her. Stole her. Imprisoned her.

Now Kill’s carefully laid plans for vengeance are complete. He craves action, retribution-the blood of his enemies. War has begun. War is all they’ll know until they’ve paid their penance. He will get her back-and rewrite their destiny . . .


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Sin & Suffer is the sequel to Ruin & Rule by Pepper Winters!! It is -NOT- a standalone!!
Ruin & Rule (Pure Corruption Book 1)


Sin & Suffer by Pepper Winters was just not what I was expecting! Yeah, -expecting-. You see, this book continues the cliffhanger that you get left with in the first book, Ruin & Rule. So it built up expectations! That isn’t to say this book was bad, because it wasn’t, not even in the least. What it took though was a massive focus change.

This book is not a standalone, I’ll say that up front. You could try to read it as a standalone, but you would miss at least half of what was going on. Sin & Suffer picks up, literally, right where Ruin & Rule left off. You get the same dark feel. You bit your nails, you hold your breath and  you just wait to see what is going to happen while devouring the pages.  You may be wondering then, what changed? Obviously I still enjoyed the book, if you can’t tell from my rating, but I will say that the complete feel and focus of the book changed. I’m not sure how to explain that without spoilers either. I suppose the best way I can put it is that Sin & Suffer becomes a tale about redemption. Things changing, moving on, achieving things and then what happens past them.

I’m still as much in love with Killian and our heroine. In fact, Cleo makes changes in this book. She doesn’t exactly mature, because I already considered her as much, but she does grow as a person. With Killian, you come to find out more about him. Not just the MC, but the person he is, on the inside. His motivations, why he’s doing what he does. What pushes him, and what he hopes will be the outcome of everything.

The one thing I’m going to walk away from this review saying, is that if you read Ruin & Rule, do not go into Sin & Suffer expecting anything. You will likely be disappointed. As for myself, I had to shift mindset with the change. It enabled me to enjoy the book and love it as much as the first one. I would still recommend it, just with the note above. No expectations!!


5 star

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